The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) Mr Richard Dombo has died after a short illness.
He was reportedly suffering from COVID-19 related complications after he contracted the deadly virus in January 2021, and had not reported for work as a result.
He had been self-isolating at home until his untimely death on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Mr. Richard Dombo was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the GRDA CEO in 2017.
Until his appointment, he served as the operations manager for Southwest Rail, one of the largest rail operators in the UK and has played various roles in the sector since 1994.
He is the son of the late Chief Simon Diedong Dombo, one of the founding fathers of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition, which gave birth to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The late Richard Dombo was also a former New Patriotic Party (NPP) U.K. Vice Chairman.